FSSAI

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) is an agency of the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India. The FSSAI is responsible for protecting and promoting public health through the regulation and supervision of food safety. There are three category of Registration/ License. Registration, State License, Central License.

Categories in FSSAI registration / License

FSSAI registration

It comes under respective State Government - Company having Annual Turnover up to 12 lakhs can go for FSSAI registration.
Following are the categories under registration.

Manufacturers

  •   Dairy units including Milk chilling units equipped to handle or process upto 500 Liters per day of Milk or 2500 kgs of Milk Solids per year.
  •   Vegetables oil processing units and units producing vegetable oil by the process of solvent extraction and refineries including oil expeller units having turnover upto 12 lakhs per year.
  •   Slaughtering Units (a) Lager animals upto 2 per day (b) Small animals upto 10 per day (c) Poultry birds 50 per day.
  •   Meat Processing Unit turnover upto 12 Lakhs Per Annum
  •   All food processing units including Relabellers and Repackers whose turnover doesn't exceeds 12 Lakhs per year or production capacity of food doesn't exceeds 100 Kgs or liters per day.
  •   Other business operators such as
    Storage units, storage under control atmosphere and cold , Storage under Cold / Refrigerated , Wholesaler, Retailer, Distributor, Supplier, Dhaba, Boarding Houses serving food, Banquet halls with food catering arrangements, Home based canteens, Permanent temporary stall holder, food stalls, Arrangements in religious gatherings, fairs, fish, meat, poultry shop or any other food vending establishment, club, hotel, Restaurant, Transporter, Marketer, Mobile food vendor, Petty Retailer of snacks and Tea shops having turnover of less the 12 lakhs per year.

FSSAI State License:

Following are the categories under State License.

  •   Dairy units including Milk chilling units equipped to handle or process from 501 to 50000 Liters per day of Milk or 2.5 MT to 2500 MT of Milk Solids per year.
  •   Vegetables oil processing units and units producing vegetable oil by the process of solvent extraction and refineries including oil expeller units having turnover above 12 lakhs and 2 MT per day.
  •   Slaughtering Units (a) Lager animals upto 2 to 50 per day (b) Small animals upto 10 to 150 per day (c) Poultry birds 50 to 1000 per day.
  •   Meat Processing Unit upto 500 Kg Meat per day or 150 MT per annum.
  •   All food processing units including Relabellers and Repackers whose production capacity of food exceeds 100 kg/litres to 2 MT per day.
Other business :
  •   Storage units( Except Controlled atmosphere and cold) - Capacity upto 50000 MT
  •   Storage under Cold / Refrigerated - Capacity upto 10000 MT.
  •   storage under control atmosphere and cold - Capacity upto 1000 MT.
  •   Wholesaler - Turnover upto 30 Crores.
  •   Retailer , Distributor, Supplier, - Turnover upto 20 Crores.
  •   Dhaba, Boarding Houses serving food, Banquet halls with food catering arrangements, Home based canteens, Permanent temporary stall holder, food stalls, Arrangements in religious gatherings, fairs, fish, meat, poultry shop or any other food vending establishment - Turnover more than 12 lakhs per annum.
  •   Club / Canteen - Turnover more than 12 Lakhs per annum.
  •   Hotel - Upto 3 star and turnover more than 12 lakhs / Three star and above and below five star.
  •   Restaurant - Turnover upto 20 Crores.
  •   Transporter - Turnover upto 30 crores or having upto 150 Vehicles or wagons
  •   Marketer - Turnover upto 20 Crores.

FSSAI central License

Following are the categories under Central License.

  • Dairy units including Milk chilling units equipped to handle or process more than 50000 Liters per day of Milk or more than 2500 MT of Milk Solids per year.
  • Vegetables oil processing units and units producing vegetable oil by the process of solvent extraction and refineries including oil expeller units more than 2 MT per day.
  • Slaughtering Units (a) Lager animals more than 50 per day (b) Small animals more than 150 per day (c) Poultry birds more than 1000 per day.
  • Meat Processing Unit more than 500 Kg Meet per day or more than 150 MT per annum.
  • All food processing units including Relabellers and Repackers whose production capacity of food exceeds 2 MT per day except grains, cereals and pulses milling units.
  • All Proprietary foods irrespective of turnover.
  • 100% Export oriented units
  • All Importers importing food items including food ingredients and additives for commercial use.
  • Other business :
    • Storage units( Except Controlled atmosphere and cold) - Capacity more than 50000 MT
    • Storage under Cold / Refrigerated - Capacity more than 10000 MT.
    • Storage under control atmosphere and cold - Capacity more than 1000 MT.
    • Wholesaler - Turnover more than 30 Crores.
    • Retailer , Distributor, Supplier, - Turnover more than 20 Crores.
    • Caterer - Turnover more than 30 Crores.
    • Hotel - Five star and above
    • Restaurant - Turnover more than 20 Crores.
    • Transporter - Turnover more than 30 crores or having more than 150 Vehicles or wagons
    • Marketer - Turnover more than 20 Crores.
Category Registration State License Central License
Dairy units including Milk chilling units equipped to handle or process upto 500 Liters per day of Milk or 2500 kgs of Milk Solids per year from 501 to 50000 Liters per day of Milk or 2.5 MT to 2500 MT of Milk Solids per year. more than 50000 Liters per day of Milk or more than 2500 MT of Milk Solids per year.
Vegetables oil processing units and units producing vegetable oil by the process of solvent extraction and refineries including oil expeller units turnover upto 12 lakhs per year turnover above 12 lakhs and 2 MT per day. more than 2 MT per day.
Slaughtering Units (a) Lager animals upto 2 per day (b) Small animals upto 10 per day (c) Poultry birds 50 per day. (a) Lager animals upto 2 to 50 per day (b) Small animals upto 10 to 150 per day (c) Poultry birds 50 to 1000 per day. (a) Lager animals more than 50 per day (b) Small animals more than 150 per day (c) Poultry birds more than 1000 per day.
Meat Processing Unit turnover upto 12 Lakhs Per Annum upto 500 Kg Meat per day or 150 MT per annum. more than 500 Kg Meat per day or more than 150 MT per annum.
All food processing units including Relabellers and Repackers Turnover doesn't exceeds 12 Lakhs per year or production capacity of food doesn't exceeds 100 Kgs or liters per day. Exceeds 100 kg/litres to 2 MT per day. All Grains, cereals and pulses milling units Exceeds 2 MT per day except grains, cereals and pulses milling units
Storage units( Except Controlled atmosphere and cold) Turnover upto 12 Lakhs Per Annum Capacity upto 50000 MT Capacity more than 50000 MT
Storage under Cold / Refrigerated -. Turnover upto 12 Lakhs Per Annum Capacity upto 10000 MT Capacity more than 10000 MT
storage under control atmosphere and cold turnover of less the 12 lakhs per year Capacity upto 1000 MT. Capacity more than 1000 MT.
Wholesaler turnover of less the 12 lakhs per year. Turnover upto 30 Crores. Turnover more than 30 Crores.
Retailer,Distributor, Supplier turnover of less the 12 lakhs per year Turnover upto 20 Crores Turnover more than 20 Crores
Dhaba, Boarding Houses serving food, Banquet halls with food catering arrangements, Home based canteens, Permanent temporary stall holder, food stalls, Arrangements in religious gatherings, fairs, fish, meat, poultry shop or any other food vending establishment turnover of less the 12 lakhs per year Turnover more than 12 lakhs per annum NOT APPLICABLE
Club / Canteen turnover of less the 12 lakhs per year. Turnover more than 12 Lakhs per annum. NOT APPLICABLE
Hotel turnover of less the 12 lakhs per year. Upto 3 star and turnover more than 12 lakhs / Three star and above and below five star FIVE STAR AND ABOVE
Restaurant turnover of less the 12 lakhs per year Turnover upto 20 Crores. Turnover more than 20 Crores.
Transporter turnover of less the 12 lakhs per year. Turnover upto 30 crores or having upto 150 Vehicles or wagons Turnover more than 30 crores or having more than 150 Vehicles or wagons
Marketer turnover of less the 12 lakhs per year. Turnover upto 20 Crores Turnover more than 20 Crores